- Staying Connected Between Mastermind Meetings
- Start a Mastermind Group – Class begins May 15
- When Is It Time to Leave Your Mastermind Group?
- Before Adding New Mastermind Group Members
- The Value of Many Minds
- Non-Disclosures are Necessary in Mastermind Groups
- Starting Mastermind Groups: Three Key Steps
May 20, 2013
As I discussed in my blog post, 10 Reasons Why Mastermind Groups Fail, one of the failure points is communication between meetings.
In my mastermind groups, we have an online message forum. And, wow, does that message forum get busy! It’s a great place to expand upon ideas, to deeply share thoughts, and to talk about other challenges or decisions that come up between meetings.
There are many places online to create a private message forum for your members:
In addition to message forums, consider having check-in phone calls between meetings. These are short teleconferences where people talk about the actions they’ve taken since the last meeting. This is also the place to share what successes you’ve had and how close you are to your stated goal. You can do this via any of the free teleconference services available, or even Skype or Google+ Hangouts.
April 29, 2013
Creating a Mastermind group will enhance your business and your life.
In this 3-week teleseminar series, you will learn how to:
- Help people distinguish between a mastermind group, group coaching, and training classes
- Pick what type of people should attend your mastermind group
- Choose to facilitate, participate, or both
- Select your mastermind group’s niche and type
- Decide where to hold meetings
- Determine if your group should be free or paid
- Create meeting agendas
- Prepare for your first meeting
- Write group guidelines
- Determine why mastermind groups fail — and how to fix problems before they start
This teleseminar series begins May 15. Click here to read more about this class, and get started on creating your own mastermind group!
April 4, 2013
There comes a time in every life when transition and transformation become inevitable. So, too, with your membership in your mastermind group.
Here’s what I say in my class about why people leave a group (and when to know it’s time):
- You find that you are not excited about going to meetings…or worse, you dread going
- You find that you cannot trust some of the members of the group
- You find that you cannot be completely authentic in the group
- You find that your brainstorming needs are not being met in the group (you’ve outgrown them)
- You find that your goals have changed and this group is no longer the right group for you
- You find that the group is not holding you accountable (they’re letting you slide)
- You find that you don’t want to participate in discussions when someone else is on the Hot Seat
- You have nothing more to mastermind about, and you don’t want to be on the Hot Seat
- You resist setting action plans or making goals
- You have achieved success and don’t feel you need the same level of support that you needed earlier in your life/business
- You simply want a break from masterminding
There’s nothing wrong with wanting a break from your mastermind group. Once you know that being part of a mastermind group no longer suits your needs, talk to the group about it and exit gracefully.